YOUR COLD AISLES ARE
ABOUT TO GET CROWDED.
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Airius fans help retailers turn
“Can you tell the manager it’s cold?” into
“Can you tell the manager it’s crowded?”
We move hot air from the ceiling to
the floor, where your customers are.
That’s why we’re a trusted partner in
building a better shopper experience.
environment is unbalanced, which for some retailers is often, it causes temperatures to
fluctuate within the store, condensation on floors which poses safety concerns, and air
loss at the entrance and stock areas – all of which drive up energy costs.
“Consumers are demanding greater sophistication from supermarkets, and retailers are
responding by fine-tuning the store’s environment with customer comfort in mind,” says
Tom Noonan, president and founder of Air-Row Fans in Carmel, Ind.
What’s more, adding case doors onto previously
open cases may increase efficiency, but as some retailers are discovering it can also raise humidity levels in
the surrounding area, resulting in fogging windows
and doors that inhibit product display. Fortunately,
this issue can often be mitigated by using destratification fans which keep a gentle amount of airflow
across these surfaces.
Christian Avedon, director of sales and marketing
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for Airius, based in Longmont, Colo., says efficiency
and control are two of the biggest trends that relate
to both cold cases and air destratification fans. “EC
motor technology is a common thread between the
two systems and the ability to control them across the
speed range makes them an efficient and economical
choice,” says Avedon. “Retailers love data and as they
begin to measure energy use down to individual cold
cases and fans, they can analyze this data to optimize
their energy use further.”
Avendon urges retailers to consider the whole pic-
ture when looking at these systems. Some, he says, are
not aware of the potential for interference with open
cold case air curtains. “If the velocity profile of a des-
tratification fan is too wide, the air curtain can be
impacted, which puts products inside at risk. Worse
case – product inventory is ruined and retailers incur
exorbitant refrigeration costs,” he says. While some
fan manufacturers will point to specifications like
CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) as a differentiator,
Avedon says savvy retailers will look downstream of
the fan itself and select a product that will maintain
the tightest air column.
The manufacturers of cold cases and their components are leveraging high-tech solutions, such as vacuum insulated glass, to create cases that are energy
efficient while also having the ability to improve the